Pearl of Expressed Consumption

Sri Lanka as it appears today is never short of events that need fire-fighting, literally and figuratively.
When MV Xpress Pearl anchored off Colombo the event to unfold was to be the worst maritime incident of Sri Lanka. With the initial reporting of a leak from a nitric acid container and then seeking help to douse a fire, it did not take much time for the fire to engulf the entire deck of the Pearl.
A couple of violent explosions too rocked